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Messages - Ben N

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Open Discussion / Re: Mike Fuller? [sensitive topic within]
« on: June 07, 2020, 07:42:30 AM »
I think more is being made of this than it deserves. The aptly initialed MF has always been at best tactless, at worst an a-hole of the first order. The rant that he is being attacked for fits neatly into this long-time pattern, and, as noted, was probably helped along by a fair bit of lubrication, but it is no worse. It really shouldn't be twisted into signs of racism or some other uber-sin. He is pissed off about looters and vandals destroying small businesses, and about political leaders, in his view, failing to do anything about it, that's all. He certainly did not say anything untoward or unsupportive about George Floyd or victims of police violence generally or people of color; he also did not express anything but support for those demonstrating for justice. Even if his jabs at politicians were put in misogynistic terms, that was probably just MF being MF. Honestly, I really think this is much ado about not much.

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Open Discussion / Re: Forum went down
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:15:02 AM »
Diversify, people. Even Brian pops in at diysb from time to time.

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Global Annoucements / Re: COVID-19 and mbp
« on: March 19, 2020, 06:04:46 AM »
Thanks, Brian. I suspect there may be more demand than you think, with lots of people with extra time on their hands. (I'm not one of them.)

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Build Reports / Re: My take on the DSOTM aka Skreddy Lunar Module
« on: March 05, 2020, 12:15:02 PM »
You madman! I built one on a jmk board in a 125B; I have no notion of how you got it into a 1590A. Enjoy!

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Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:19:52 AM »
That is very kind of you to notice :) I feel like every 2 or 3 years I make a bit of a leap in design and execution. It just goes to show everyone can do better no matter what level one is at! Hopefully that does not come off as egotistic.
Come on, you have to have some pride in your work to do stuff as focused, meticulous and creative as you do. Nothing wrong with that, or with raising the bar. (Although the challenge is kind of lost on me--someone whose idea of a pretty pedal is matching the color of my Dymo labels to the powdercoat.)

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Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: February 25, 2020, 08:32:47 AM »
Did I miss the sale?

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&^%ed DC jacks are out of stock. Again.

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Open Discussion / Re: Small-scale source for powdercoat enclosures?
« on: February 25, 2020, 05:38:02 AM »
I get them from Tayda. My experience is that the powder coating is a bit delicate, and you need to baby them until you clear coat, but they look fine.

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General Questions / Re: Poll: who snips before soldering?
« on: February 24, 2020, 02:41:57 PM »
After.

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Open Discussion / Re: Synth cube sale
« on: February 23, 2020, 05:08:58 AM »
Edit: It works.

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Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: February 12, 2020, 10:35:16 AM »
I've got the flu so it's going to be a few more days at least.
Feel better, no pressure. Have some chicken soup and ibuprofen.

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Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: February 11, 2020, 04:21:19 AM »
Any news?

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Open Discussion / Re: 2020 Giveaway boards
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:57:53 PM »
Varioboost. (That would be a challenge to get into an A, especially with the dual-gang pot).
ROG Mr. EQ or Tonemender.

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Open Discussion / Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:54:12 PM »
Beautiful. Enjoy her, Jon.

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Build Reports / Re: Hot Cake (Fritter) just the syrup I needed
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:41:40 PM »
Hotcake into an AC -- that's the Neil Finn lead recipe (along with a gold top Les Paul with mini-humbuckers or a Gretsch Firebird Jet and a Tweed Deluxe).

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